This Saturday at York Road, Farnborough take on Hayes & Yeading United in a massive six pointer in the Vanarama Conference South.
Going into Saturday’s vital clash at York Road, Farnborough still occupy 20th position in the Table and are three points behind 19th placed Hayes & Yeading United.
A win for Spencer Day’s side at the weekend would take them on level points with Saturday’s opposition but is very unlikely to take Farnborough out of the relegation zone due to goal difference.
The last three points Farnborough picked up were from a 2-1 victory over Eastbourne Borough at Paddy Power Park a couple of weeks ago.
Last time out, Farnborough could only managed a point at home to bottom Club Staines Town in a 1-1 draw, with Harry Grant scoring from the penalty spot.
Midfielder Harry Grant also netted a second half winner the last time the two sides met at Paddy Power Park back in November.
Manager Spencer Day added striker Jordan Robertston and midfield duo Stephane Ngamvoulou and Josh Shama (on loan from Oxford United subject to paperwork approval by the FA) to the Squad ahead of the game, with Duncan Culley departing for Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Speaking to GetHampshire this week, Manager Spencer Day urged Farnborough fans to keep up the support: “The Hayes & Yeading game is the biggest this club has had in many years.
“With nine games left to play a draw [against Staines Town last time out] is not a disaster but a defeat will put us in real deep water.
Day stated: “We have to go there and win it, it’s as simple as that. Maidenhead’s ground [where Hayes & Yeading play] is not an unhappy hunting ground for us.
“We’ve won and drawn there already this season and we believe we can go there and get all three points again.
“It’s also a time to get everyone together. I can understand why the fans were frustrated on Saturday, we all were, we felt worse than when we lost 7-0 against Concord. But we didn’t lose the game [against Staines Town] and it’s not all doom and gloom. We aren’t dead yet.
Day also backed striker Louie Theophanous, saying: “Yes, Louie’s off it a bit at the moment but it’s certainly not through a lack of commitment or effort.
“Like all strikers you want them to work harder and score goals and Louie is no different, but if you’d have seen him in the dressing room beforehand [last weekend against Staines Town] you couldn’t accuse him of a lack of desire.
“We had a huddle before we went out to get ourselves wound up and the person right at the front of it was Louie Theophanous. It just didn’t happen for him on the day.”
Harry Grant dispatched a penalty last weekend to claim his second Farnborough goal
Temporarily managed by Tristan Lewis, Hayes & Yeading United head into Saturday’s six pointer in 19th place with 31 points from 31 games, scoring 32 goals and conceding 48 so far this season.
Hayes & Yeading earnt their first three points of 2015 with a 1-0 victory away to Sutton United last weekend
Speaking to GetWestLondon after last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Sutton United, Caretaker Manager Tristan Lewis said: “It was just one game out of nine cup finals, but it was a massive sense of relief and in fairness the biggest relief was to get a clean sheet.
“But our mind-set is not about the teams below us but catching the teams above us. It is about collecting one jigsaw piece at a time and we need to complete the puzzle. We need to compete in every game and try to get maximum points.
Lewis continued: “It was a confidence boost for everybody at in the club. We are fully aware the supporters have had a hard time and we have to put a smile on their faces, and points are what we need.
“If we can do that for another nine games, we’ll survive.”
Hayes & Yeading United from: Grant Smith (gk), Jim Fenlon, Emmanuel Monthe, Lewis Ferrell, Christian Smith, Dean Inman (Capt), Greg Morgan, Adam Everitt, Elliot Benyon, Luke Williams, Kadell Daniels, Dylan Kearney, Dominic Green, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Rhys Murrell-Williamson and Calum Kitcha (gk).
Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Paul Kelly (Chatham, Kent) and his Assistants are Karl May (Gillingham, Kent) and Lee Dyson (Gravesend, Kent).
Date: Saturday 14 March 2015
Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture
Venue: Maidenhead United Fooball Club, York Road, Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead. SL6 1SF.
Kick off at York Road is at 3pm and admission prices are:
- Adults £12
- Concessions (Senior Citizens, Students aged 16-22 (with valid student ID) or holders of a season ticket wuth another club, excluding the days opposition) £8
- Under 16s £2.
Information for visiting supporters
Hayes & Yeading United FC’s home fixtures for season 2014/15 are currently being played at Maidenhead United FC, York Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1SF.
Please note there is no parking within the ground for supporters, please use adjacent car parks.
Enjoy the game!
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